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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Russia tests missiles as Ukraine militants defy call for vote delay

    Russia tests missiles as Ukraine militants defy call for vote delay
    A day after claiming to have withdrawn thousands of Russian troops from Ukraine’s border, Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin presided over East bloc military maneuvers Thursday that included tests of Russia’s nuclear forces and live firing of...
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  • Review: 'Love and Treasure' by Ayelet Waldman

    Review: 'Love and Treasure' by Ayelet Waldman
    Like a set of Russian nesting dolls, Ayelet Waldman's historically resonant new novel offers stories within stories, spanning a century of European wars and social movements, (mostly) ill-starred relationships, and the ambiguous aftermath of these...
  • Woman who made up Holocaust memoir ordered to return $22.5M

    In her book "Misha: A Mémoire of the Holocaust Years," Misha Defonseca wrote of her experience of being a young Jewish girl on her own during World War II, fleeing into the woods where she was adopted by wolves, and killing a Nazi soldier. None of it...
  • Woman who invented her Holocaust memoir must return $22.5 million

    In her book "Misha: A Mémoire of the Holocaust Years," Misha Defonseca wrote of her experience of being a young Jewish girl on her own during World War II, fleeing into the woods where she was adopted by wolves, and killing a Nazi soldier. None of it...
  • In parts of Europe, the far right rises again

     In parts of Europe, the far right rises again
    As Europe marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, the war that destroyed Old Europe, far-right parties are gaining ground across New Europe. Most of the far-right parties are pro-Russia, opposing U.S. and European Union efforts to...
  • Review: 'Walking With the Enemy' ★★

    Review: 'Walking With the Enemy' ★&#9733
    The title "Walking With the Enemy" suggests a peculiar lack of urgency, so it's a disappointingly accurate handle indeed. First-time director Mark Schmidt's World War II drama, written primarily by Kenny Golde with lots of additional contributors,...
  • Two of the Greatest Generation's not-so-finest hours

    Two of the Greatest Generation's not-so-finest hours
    Taken in tandem, the stories told in two new books — one by a Maryland author who lost family members in the Nazi Holocaust, the other detailing our government's postwar collaboration with Nazi scientists, some of them in Maryland — raise...
  • Alexander M. "Marty" Todd Jr., farmer

    Alexander M. "Marty" Todd Jr., farmer
    Alexander M. "Marty" Todd Jr., a retired Eastern Shore vegetable farmer who was an 11th-generation member of the family that settled a farm that is now Todd's Inheritance Historic Site in North Point, died Sunday of respiratory failure at Gilchrist...
  • WWII veterans travel with their memories on Honor Flight to D.C.

    WWII veterans travel with their memories on Honor Flight to D.C.
    When 43 World War II veterans board two planes out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on May 31, they will be carrying with them memories of comrades lost, just as they once carried letters from home into battle. Their Honor Flight trip,...
  • Observing the 70th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, from near and far

    June 6 is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, marking the beginning of the liberation of Europe and the end of World War II. People around the world will gather at museums and memorials to commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of the 175,000...